21 States File Lawsuit Challenging the Changes to the Overtime Exemption Rule


OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore, posted that ” … officials from 21 states filed suit in the Eastern District of Texas challenging the constitutionality of the Department of Labor’s overtime exemption rule changes. These changes were announced in May of this year and will raise the minimum salary level for the executive, administrative and professional employee exemptions to $47,476 per year, more than double the current minimum salary. This new threshold becomes effective on December 1, 2016.” And: “Although this lawsuit is an important development, employers are well-advised to continue examining the classification of members of their workforce in accordance with the changes announced by the FLSA in May. Employers should continue working on plans to ensure compliance by December 1, 2016.” Read more from Dinsmore about the legal challenge9/22/2016